05/21/2011 10:58AM

Woodbine: Bear It's Time steps up to Lady Angela Stakes in return


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Bear It’s Time will try to win Monday’s $125,000 Lady Angela Stakes off a five-month layoff, and she should be prominent in the seven-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

Bear It’s Time graduated with authority in her second start in December, receiving a 72 Beyer Speed Figure in that six-furlong maiden special for Ontario-sired types.

Trainer Reade Baker failed to nominate Bear It’s Time to the Lady Angela, which tops Monday's holiday card, but ended up supplementing her to the race at a cost of $2,500.

“She worked slow all spring,” Baker said. “I didn’t think that she was coming around fast enough. That’s why I didn’t nominate her. Then, she worked really well and she came back to work really well again. We’re going to run her. I think she’ll be tough. She’s a nice filly.”

Luis Contreras retains the mount on Bear It’s Time, who is a half-sister to stakes winner It’s Time Bear, another Bear Stable runner.

The unbeaten Sinister Quill is meeting stakes opposition for the first time.

Sinister Quill has won three Ontario-sired sprints, two allowances and a maiden special. Her highest Beyer is just a 61, which was earned in her season debut against nonwinners-of-three allowance company.

Emile Ramsammy, who was aboard for two of Sinister Quill’s scores, will get a leg up from trainer Danny Vella.

Lucky Be Me is the lone stakes winner in the six-horse field. She captured the seven-furlong Muskoka, for graduates of local yearling sales, in September.

Lucky Be Me missed the board in three other stakes at 2, but managed to finish third in the Nandi. She met older Ontario-sired allowance opposition in her season opener, in which she wound up fourth as the favorite.

Journeyman Richard Dos Ramos has the call on Lucky Be Me, who is trained by Bill Tharrenos.

Classy Katherine and Robnpetertopaypaul both have speed, and they could link up early.

Classy Katherine led throughout a six-furlong allowance May 4, upsetting Dreamy Moonlite in the process.

Robnpetertopaypaul defeated Dreamy Moonlite and Classy Katherine while winning a five-furlong allowance April 15.

Kerry Convent checked in third in both of her 2-year-old excursions in the fall. Following a winter layoff April 22, she came from fourth to notch a fairly quick maiden special with a 72 Beyer.